Basic Potato Salad

I absolutely love potato salad. I know it’s such an 80s dinner party staple, but the dish practically goes with anything – especially barbecues and picnics. Yet call me a fuddy duddy, but I’m not too keen on shop bought potato salad as I find them ‘too creamy with too much mayo!”.  However, whenever I decided to make my own potato salad from scratch, I was often put off at how complicated some of the recipes were but alas I found a cheap and easy way of making your own potato salad to suit any students purse!



  • Chopped Potatoes [New potatoes work best, but any potato will do, just make sure you keep the skin on and chop in to suitable mouth sized chunks]
  • Tablespoon of Mayonnaise [check to see if it’s gluten free!]
  • Teaspoon Chives [yet any potato friendly herbs can be used: sage, tarragon, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsnip and dill]
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of Paprika [optional]




  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
  2. Add the chopped potato to the pan and boil for 8-10 mins. Check to see if they’re done by checking whether a fork will easily pass through the potato chunk.
  3. Once boiled, drain the potatoes and leave to cool down.
  4. In a bowl, add the cooled potatoes, mayonnaise and stir till evenly coated.
  5. Add the chives, salt, pepper and mix evenly
  6. Sprinkle the paprika and serve!




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